IBM Exec: With Blockchain, It's All About Governance Interoperability

The tech company's VP of digital transformation talks blockchain and disruption caused by a highly-interconnected economy.

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There’s sometimes a misconception about the point of blockchain, said Brigid McDermott, vice president of digital transformation at IBM, who was speaking at last week’s IBM Banking Day.

“The idea of blockchain is not necessarily full transparency. The idea of blockchain is trust,” she said. “As we think about all of these industries changing, one thing I think is interesting is financial services, maybe for the first time ever, was actually behind retail and consumer products [as it pertains to

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